Chiles Cartwright has become the first candidate to be fired from the show in the first board room showdown.
It was the first task as the 20 candidates were split into boys and girls to shift a variety of products which included: Lemons, washing up liquid, spuds, and t shirts.
The results were fairly close with a £56.80 difference.
Team Summit (boys)
PM Felipe and his sub-team sold £356.70
Sub-team led by Chiles sold £340
Total sales worth £696.70
Team Decadence (girls)
PM Sarah and her sub-team sold £441.50
Sub-team led by Roisin sold £312
Total sales worth £753.50
The boys PM Felipe brought back Chiles and Robert into the board room.
Lord Sugar dramatically announced his final decision: “Felipe, you said you’re not a sales person, I accept that. My concern is the managerial skills, and for that reason one could argue that the responsibility for the failure of this task lays firmly with you.”
“And as far as you’re concerned Robert, to try and dress up those simple hot dogs was an error, and we lost lots and lots of time, and you guided him that way. He gave you the trust and it was a big error.”
“And then Chiles, one of the reasons I allowed you in this process was because I think here’s a man who’s actually been there, started at the bottom, built up his own businesses. And fundamental business errors in the t-shirt thing is unforgivable, because clearly whatever you sold those t-shirts for, you most probably would have won this task.”
“But Felipe, it’s regretful that I have to say that somebody as qualified as you, a lawyer who claimed to have managerial skills, has allowed this to happen. It is tough on the first task. What frustrates me is the hot dogs, and you threw it away, but what frustrates me even more is that those t-shirts are still sitting at the printer. And on that basis, Chiles, you’re fired.”
The girls got to enjoy a treat up the London eye which was done in the first series of the Apprentice but this time they got to go in the VIP Capsule.
The Apprentice continues tonight at 9PM!
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